Heart Healthy

According to the FDA eating 1.5 ounces per day of nuts containing healthy fats such as hazelnuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Hazelnuts are also number one among tree nuts in folate content with 8% of your daily value per serving. Healthful diets with adequate folate may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and depression.

(Source http://oregonhazelnuts.org/nutrition/)

Excellent Source of Vitamins & Antioxidants

One serving of hazelnuts supplies over 25% of the Daily Recommended Intake (DRI) for copper and more than 90% of the DRI for manganese. Copper is needed for iron absorption and manganese is necessary for bone formation.Also, a one-ounce serving of raw hazelnuts contains 20% of your daily recommended value of the antioxidant vitamin E.

(Source http://oregonhazelnuts.org/nutrition/)

Overall Nutrition

  • One ounce of hazelnuts contains about:
  • 176 calories
  • 4.7 grams carbohydrates
  • 4.2 grams protein
  • 17 grams fat
  • 2.7 grams fiber
  • 1.7 milligrams manganese (86 percent DV)
  • 0.5 milligram copper (24 percent DV)
  • 4.2 milligrams vitamin E (21 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligram thiamine (12 percent DV)
  • 45.6 milligrams magnesium (11 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligram vitamin B6 (8 percent DV)
  • 31.6 micrograms folate (8 percent DV)
  • 81.2 milligrams phosphorus (8 percent DV)
  • 1.3 milligrams iron (7 percent DV)
Ancient Nuts

In 1995, evidence of large-scale Mesolithic nut processing, some 8,000 years old, was found in a midden pit on the island of Colonsay in Scotland. The evidence consists of a large, shallow pit full of the remains of hundreds of thousands of burned hazelnut shells.